Year 4

# To design an electrical circuit diagram

In this lesson, we will use annotated sketches and exploded diagrams to develop, model and communicate our ideas for an electrical circuit.

Year 4

# To design an electrical circuit diagram

In this lesson, we will use annotated sketches and exploded diagrams to develop, model and communicate our ideas for an electrical circuit.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. make design decisions that take account of the availability of resources
2. use annotated sketches to develop and communicate their ideas

### Equipment

Aluminium foil, paper fasteners, paper clips, card, paper clips, buzzers, bulbs, bulb holders, batteries, battery holders, scissors, copper tape, Computer/iPad

### Content guidance

• Equipment requiring safe usage.

### Licence

This content is made available by Oak National Academy Limited and its partners and licensed under Oak’s terms & conditions (Collection 1), except where otherwise stated.

## Video

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## Starter quiz

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### 4 Questions

Q1.
Does this product use electricity?
Maybe
No
Q2.
What is the name of the device that turns an electrical product on and off?
A buzzer.
A lamp.
An LED.
Q3.
Why should we never pull electrical cords?
Correct answer: All of the above.
It can damage the electrical device.
It could damage the wires inside the cords and cause the electrical device to stop working.
It is very dangerous and could cause us harm.
Q4.
Which of these power sources is most commonly used in portable torches?
Lemons.
Mains electric.

## Exit quiz

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### 4 Questions

Q1.
What is the main output of this electrical product?
Motion.
Sound.
Q2.
What are wires used for? (Tick 2 boxes)
As a tool for joining parts together.
Correct answer: Carry electricity around a circuit.